Tag Archives: corporate co-opting

Iggy Pop on the happiest days of his life, spent discovering music and working at Discount Records

Iggy Pop, as some of you may know, is the honorary ambassador of Record Store Day this year. And, as such, he’s been pontificating these past few days on the importance of recorded music, visionary artists and independent retailers, in the run-up to the April 21 event. In a recent videotaped address to the nation, […]

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The Stooges for Chrysler: “a blue collar attitude in a white collar world”

I like that the Stooges are making some money, I guess, but I don’t know how I feel about their song No Fun being co-opted by the man to sell luxury cars. Here’s how Chrysler positions the ad on YouTube: John Varvatos’s blue-collar spirit pushes him late into the night, with Detroit-based rock music serving […]

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Localwashing: the corporate co-opting of local

I’m working on a post about Tea Baggers Gone Wild at the moment. While I’m doing that, I thought that I’d just cut and paste something from Metafilter for you to think about. What I’ve selected is brilliant little piece by a person named Miko, on the emerging corporate strategy of “localwashing.” You can read […]

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